Marriage and relationships are hard work. Parenting is even harder– especially when you are doing it alone. For those of us living paycheck to paycheck, and struggling without a support system to help, even a tiny problem can spiral into disaster.

Maybe you lost a job or got sick, and now your bills are piling up. Maybe you are ready to seek treatment for an addiction, but you don’t want your kids to enter foster care. Maybe you are trying to escape violence in the home, but you have nowhere to go. Perhaps you have a record and can’t find an employer willing to give you a second chance.

If you made it far enough to find us, there is hope. You are not alone in this struggle. Not anymore.

Together, we can work toward a solution that keeps your family together.

The Better Together Promise

  • We will not judge you.
  • We will never take custody of your children, or do anything without your consent.
  • We will cheer for your success like you are family.
  • We will not help you once and then disappear.
  • We will help you regain independence in every way we can.
  • We will remind you that everyone has God-given potential in this world.
  • We will always look for solutions that keep your family together.

How Can We Help?

Our programs serve thousands of children and families in southwest Florida and nationwide.

Better Families

Serving families in southwest Florida

In this program, we connect you with caring volunteers in your local community. These trained and vetted helpers will provide you with mentorship through the challenges you are facing. They will also offer to host your children, on a temporary basis, in a safe and loving home while you regain control over your life.

Unlike foster care, your children’s lives will be minimally interrupted during this time – they can keep attending their schools, hanging out with friends, and contacting you any time they want. When you’re ready to pick them up, you simply pick them up. No questions asked or approvals needed.

It is our hope that program alumni and volunteers will keep in touch and maintain supportive friendships for life.

Get HelpRefer a Family

Or call our 24/7 hotline: (239) 470-2733

Better Jobs

Empowering people nationwide

Through job fairs hosted right in your community, Better Jobs connects you with local employers and job coaches who will not rest until you get back to work.

These are not traditional job fairs. The doors are open to people of all ages, genders, races, religions, and levels of education. We don’t look for individuals who check all the right boxes and look best on paper.

These are church-powered events helping neighbors find jobs in a setting of kindness and celebration. If you have a barrier to employment, we have a way to knock it down.

Local businesses often conduct interviews and hire people on the spot. Keep showing up, because the next conversation can change your life.

Attend a Job FairMeet Our Families